Alpha Dog

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the Mazursky family, as Johnny and his 'gang' kidnap Jake's 15 year old brother and holds him hostage. Problem now is what to do with 'stolen boy?'"

Overall Ranking: 2240 (Rank from 2006: # 35)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 12.5%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 37.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews85(full review)
Jim Carrier80
Lisa Marie Bowman80 - A stylish and well-acted true crime melodrama.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest70
Jordan K65
David Baruffi61
Bryan Lienesch48 - Twas alright but utterly forgettable. Seemed to have been made because they landed some hot name actors that were popular at the time.
Dan O'Neill45 - Alpha Dog has some genuinely chilling and disturbing moments that are heightened by the whole ensemble cast that’s in this film, but too many times does this film get a little too laughable to take seriously and the characters just weren’t as likable except for two or three maybe.
(full review)

People Involved

  • Bruce Willis (Sonny Truelove)
  • Matthew Barry (Interviewer (as Matt Barry))
  • Emile Hirsch (Johnny Truelove)
  • Fernando Vargas (Tiko TKO Martinez)
  • Vincent Kartheiser (Pick Giaimo)
  • Justin Timberlake (Frankie Ballenbacher)
  • Shawn Hatosy (Elvis Schmidt)
  • Alex Solowitz (Bobby 911)
  • Alec Vigil (P.J. Truelove)
  • Harry Dean Stanton (Cosmo Gadabeeti)
  • Frank Cassavetes (Adrian Jones)
  • Nicole Dubos (Neighborhood Girl on Couch)
  • Regina Rice (Dance Bitch Girl)
  • Laura Nativo (Party Girl)
  • Ben Foster (Jake Mazursky)
  • Amber Heard (Alma)
  • Anton Yelchin (Zack Mazursky)
  • David Thornton (Butch Mazursky)
  • Sharon Stone (Olivia Mazursky)
  • Olivia Wilde (Angela Holden)
  • Heather Wahlquist (Wanda Haynes)
  • Amanda Seyfried (Julie Beckley)
  • Nick Cassavetes (Director)
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